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Patching up floor ports

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by beaumontdvd, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi everyone,

    Just a quick one,
    In my old job we had floor ports in which the ethernet cable would plug into.
    We had to patch these up to make them active but the question im asking is when patching we would plug the eternet from the switch (I think) down to the server but what is the names for both of these? Or does it depends on the network setup. Sounds like a stupid question but I really cant remember!

    Hope someone can help,

    Thanks,
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
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  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Do you mean the patch panel?

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  3. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Patch panels?

    Their role is to be permanently connected to sockets in the walls so you just plug the switch into the right port on the panel and the relevant port in the wall is online.

    NB beat me to it
     
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  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Is this the sort of thing you mean?

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  5. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

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    I think thats the one mate! Thanks for the help,

    Basically we would look at the floor port numbers and then look them up on the Patch panel and use a cross over cable (I think its called) Staight down to the other box which was labelled phone/internet/phone/internet so on. Does that sound about right for a patch panel?

    Dave
     
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  6. AgentDRL

    AgentDRL Nibble Poster

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    If you're using a patch cable from the patch panel to the switch, you'd use a straight-through cable opposed to a crossover.

    Yep, before our firm went VoIP, we used even numbers in the floor box for data, and odd numbers for voice.
     
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  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Yep - straight through cable needed.

    Same here, but we had them labelled as A and B.

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